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    “The two trips (Peru and Ecuador/Galapagos) I've taken with Vamos Expeditions have been wonderful and a life-changing experience. The itinerary was well-planned out such that I never felt rushed, and our tour guide’s intimate familiarity with the local sights and people made the trip... see more

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Ecuador > What to Wear?

HEIGTHENED AIRPORT RESTRICTIONS

Due to heightened restrictions at all airports, visit www.tsa.gov for the Transportation Security Administration�s (TSA) recommendations on what to wear to the airport, and make the start of your Vamos Expeditions trip as trouble-free as possible.


TRAVEL LIGHT

A good rule of thumb is to gather together everything you want to bring; then bring half of that. Eliminate all but the essentials and start packing a few days before you leave. That way, you�ll have time to think—not worry—about what you might be forgetting. Remember, too, that you will probably be buying gifts and souvenirs; leave ample room for them in your luggage.


CASUAL DRESS – DAY & NIGHT

In this age of informality, low-key seasonal apparel is perfectly acceptable at each of your destinations. Basic pants, shirts, walking shorts, everyday dresses and skirts, supportive shoes, and functional outdoor clothes are recommended. Men do not need jackets and ties; women do not require fancy dresses or high-heeled shoes. A small selection of your favorite everyday outfits is fine for all activities, including dinners. For the travel days, you’ll want to wear loose-fitting clothes that are comfortable to sit in for extended periods of time. Remember to include appropriate attire for any sports and relaxation activities in which you plan to participate: swimming, walking, jogging, etc.


RAIN GEAR

You’ll want good, light rain gear all year round, and dry footwear, such as light hiking boots with a built-in Gore-tex liner.


WALKING SHOES


You’ll be on your feet and walking a lot, so choose your footwear carefully. You can find especially supportive shoes designed for walking. Light hiking boots might be useful on some days. We recommend bringing sport sandals. Good brands include Tevas, Nike, Merrell, and others. This is the perfect shoe for walking around.


A PACKING TIP

To have a varied travel wardrobe—yet keep your luggage light—we recommend you select a color scheme and pack color-coordinated pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters, etc. that can be mixed to create different outfits.

Use your day bag / backpack as carry-on luggage for your flights. In it pack a change of clothes, camera gear, all medications, several changes of socks and underwear, and other irreplaceable or breakable items.


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